The healing potential of flowering plants is an integral part of the deep bond that exists between humans and Nature. The beneficial effect of flowers not only physically but also emotionally and spiritually, has been recognised and utilised as far back as we know. In 1963 archaeologists opened a grave of a man in a cave made 60,000 years ago in Iraq, and found flower pollen of many healing herbs. The Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Indian, Chinese, all have a long history of using the healing properties of flowers.
The story of Flower Remedies in the modern times really begins with Dr. Bach (1886-1936). In 1934 he wrote the following concerning the way his remedies work.
The action of these remedies is to raise our vibrations and open up our channels for the reception of the Spiritual self: to flood our Natures with the particular virtue we need and wash out from us the fault that is causing harm. They are able, like beautiful music or any glorious uplifting thing, which gives us inspiration, to raise our very Natures and bring us nearer to our souls, and by that very act to bring us peace and relieve our sufferings. They cure not by attacking the disease, but by flooding our bodies with the beautiful vibrations of our Higher Nature, in the presence of which, disease melts away as snow in the sunshine.
There is no true healing unless there is a change of outlook. Peace of mind and inner happiness.
This aligns with the thinking of other great men, such as Hippocrates and Hahnemann.
How the essences are made:
Flower essences are pure, harmless combinations of water, brandy (minimum quantity to preserve the water), and flower or plant vibrations. The flowers are picked at full maturity on a sunny day, away from smog or pollution and carefully floated on the surface of either rain or spring water in a glass or crystal bowl. The sun is the catalyst used to release these vibrations and fix them into the water.
Ensure that the flowers are abundant enough so the cycle of the -flowers, seed, plant, flowers -should be able to continue. Communicate with the Deva of the plant. Ask permission. Express your appreciation and gratitude for the flowers and essence.
Use a twig or leaf from the plant when picking the flower. Cover the surface of the water with flowers and allow about two to three hours in the sun. The bowl is often placed next to the parent plant. Strain and add equal amount of brandy. This becomes the Mother tincture. To make a stock bottle add three drops of Mother tincture to a Mixture of half brandy and half water. The dosage bottle requires three drops of this stock bottle with one teaspoon of brandy and the remainder water. The dosage is four drops four times a day.